Sep 20, 2010 6:00am EDT
. senator lindsay graham, republican south carolina, was a key to getting a deal to building a facility in the u.s. that could replace gitmo, a place in the u.s. that could you place a number of these prisoners. lindsay graham hasn't had a conversation about this since may. had he a good conversation going with the white house and it ended. he said it was if it were hit by a predator drone and went off the landscape. they recognized that nothing is going to happen on this and with a more republican house, a more republican senate, there's even less chance of getting any kind of a replacement forg gitmo. >> so this is even during the campaign, something that the human eye spar about a lot. >> you said it will never close. >> never close. >> i still think it should. >> one of the earliest goals was closing guantanamo. >> closed within the first year. >> yeah, you're absolutely right. it's sort of the political -- >> jimmy carter granted amnesty and broke said that he would close down gitmo. >> i can't wait to get jimmy on this show. >> he's got the book. i think he likes me, tom. >> wait.
Sep 20, 2010 12:00pm EDT
live to an event with lindsay gramm of south carolina. he has just returned from afghanistan serving as legal adviser. he will talk about the war in counterterrorism strategy. this is live coverage on c-span from the american enterprise institute. >> he has served the state of south carolina in the u.s. senate since 2003. it was called to active duty in the first gulf war and continues to serve in the reserve. he recently returned from reserve duty in afghanistan. and i hope he will talk to us a little bit about that as well. he is one of the most articulate national security advisers in the united states and and has been outspoken in support of our troops, their mission, and the importance of understanding what is at stake in the war on terror. he has condemned the news on practice of setting arbitrary deadlines for troop drawdowns in said it would be a mistake to leave iraq while maintaining a military presence. earlier this year it redkey introduced a reform act. to talk about that bill, afghanistan, and anything else he would like to talk about, let me welcome senator lindsay gra